Forest Green Rovers have received a six-figure bid for Christian Doidge

Forest Green Rovers have received a six-figure offer for striker Christian Doidge according to Alistair Durden the Sports Editor of BBC Points West.

In a Tweet, Durden claims he understands the bid is from a Scottish Premier League club.

Doidge returned to Forest Green in January after a permanent move to Bolton Wanderers fell through.

The twenty-six-year-old initially joined Bolton on loan last summer intending to make the deal permanent in January, but the move to the financially stricken Lancashire club controversially collapsed, and Rovers recalled the striker.

Doidge soon regained his scoring touch at the New Lawn, finding the target ten times in twenty-two appearances in the second half of the season to help the club reach the League Two play-off semi-finals in only their second season in the EFL

The reveal by Dearden came in the wake of an HITC Sport report which claims several clubs in Scotland and the EFL have made Doidge a target this summer. They suggest that Forest Green are unlikely to stand in the way of the Welshman if a suitable offer comes in after previously allowing him to leave for Bolton last summer.

Doidge is about to enter the final year of his contract at Rovers and is currently on an impressive goal to games ratio of sixty-six in one-hundred and twenty-one appearances across all competition since signing from Dagenham and Redbridge in 2016.


Our View

Doidge is an excellent player, and it is not surprising there is once again interest in him.

While a move to Scotland may well be attractive, it would not surprise me if some of the big hitters in League One make a move for his services.

The Championship might be a bridge too far for him ability wise, but we can certainly see him ending up at a promotion-chasing League One club.

FGR supporters will no doubt be disappointed to see him go but will no they prospered for much of last season without him and will do again if they need arises.

At the end of the day, like most things in football, it will be the money that talks.

 

 

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